that Igbo girl has a new home!

we have moved

 

Please visit the new site at http://thatigbogirl.com.

Thank you and I’ll love to see you there!

Hasta la vista baby!

TIG

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Blog tour: My writing process

¡Hola amigos! So a friend of mine and fellow blogger, Chisom Ojukwu nominated me for something called A Blog Tour last week. Chisom is someone I’ve known for long time (since junior secondary school) and he is a really good and versatile writer. He blogs here: chisomojukwu.wordpress.com.  Visit to see some of his works.

So, this blog tour, which I hadn’t heard of before he told me, goes like this: I answer four questions and then nominate 3 other talented bloggers I know. These bloggers will do the same on their respective blogs and it goes on and on and on and on and on. You get the picture.

So without much ado, let’s get to it

 

What am I working on?

Hmmm. Quite a number of things, but I’ll narrow it down to the really short-term ones that are nearing completion. Y’all even know one of it, thatigbogirl.com which will be accessible in 2 days time. I’ve been working to increase content and get guest writers on board as well. The plan is to have at least one post every week, churning them out every weekend for your reading pleasure. thatigbogirl.wordpress.com started as a creative outlet (at the suggestion of Gbenga Awomodu) 3 years ago, then evolved to something serious.

Also, I’m almost done with the web design & database management course I’ve been taking for a while now. Since most of what I do is online, it’s only logical that I know what I’m on about right?

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Now this question is funny (not haha funny), I’ll try to answer though. I’d like to think it’s a lot. Everyday, someone somewhere in Nigeria is opening a new blog because they see it as a money-making venture. They all want to be the next Linda Ikeji or Bellanaija. These blogs also copy verbatim the contents of these already established blogs, only to give up if the money doesn’t come quick enough.  It’s not bad to want to be successful like they are, but you have to find your niche and have patience

As I said before, this blog started at the suggestion off a friend as a place to practice my writing skills. I didn’t worry my head if anyone would read it and I wasn’t consistent with putting up new posts at that. But I became serious at the urging of another friend, Leke Togun, last year. I’m happy did because I’ve been able to cover a lot of ground between then and now. I developed content based on what I would like to read in a blog, what do I enjoy doing and experiences I would like to share and went upward from there. A few people say that they don’t enjoy my blog, more say they do. In all, I just want to share with the world what I’m good at and have fun while doing it.

So I’d say it’s different that way.

Why do I write what I do?

Simple. To express myself. When I write, I have time to think and choose what I say. Some people say my writing voice is different from my talking voice. That might be true, but I’ll let you be the judge.

How does my writing process work?

My close friends say that I have OCD, because all over my place, I have notebooks, sticky notes and writing pads where I write stuff down as ideas come (which is lot), if not I tend to forget.  In my hand bag, on any given day, you’ll find a notebook and pen in it. If I happened to forget them, I’ll write on anything that’s available. A recharge card will do. Otherwise, I use Evernote. With all the scribbling, I have to find time to compile everything on my laptop. Please, someone should invent an app that does that.

When I’m stuck in a rut, I surf online for ideas or read a book or sleep.

 

So unto the next one, these are the awesome bloggers I know:

Deolu Adeleye

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Deolu is a Computer Engineering graduate of the University of Lagos, as well as a professional editor. He is (learning to be) good with the pen, and being on the receiving end of the love of God in Christ Jesus. He believes in being a channel of that love to his neighbours.

He runs a blog, ‘Deolu Blogs Here’, where he writes (very) short stories (usually 55-word fiction), as well as some life lessons learnt (thus far). He tweets @55wordsorless

 

Olaniyi Babatunde aka T-BABS
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If you follow my blog, then you’ve already met him. His was the very first guest post on Chronicles of a Corper Shun. T-BABS is alternatively a production engineer, a rapper, blogger & OAP.  He loves good music – hip-hop to be exact and is also a tech/gadgets & social media enthusiast. Check his blog at infobase360.wordpress.com or reach him through:
Facebook: Olaniyi T-Babs Babatunde
Twitter: @itstbabs
LinkedIn: Olaniyi Babatunde
E-mail: ritzytbabs@gmail.com

 

Yagazie Emezi

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Franca and I became best friends while growing up – she, Uzoaru and I. Our love for books brought us together. I remember then, exchanging Baby Sitters Club, Fear Street, Point Horror and Goose Bump books. She introduced me to the world of Harry Potter and I can proudly say she has evolved into woman who isn’t afraid to share her views. She is a visual artist and cartoonist, as well as a video blogger whose YouTube channel is a popular digital platform that discusses social issues, hilarious snippets of personal life, and a plethora of topics rarely addressed openly in African communities, such as eating disorders and sexuality. Her website yagazieemezi.com provides a platform to showcase the works of young and upcoming photographers and their points of view of Africa. She tweets here @YagazieEmezi.

These are my nominees 🙂

Don’t forget to check the new site on Friday.

Much love

TIG